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Day 3: One Glove for One Arm

“We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish,” they answered.
“Bring them here to me,” he said.
Matthew 14:17-18

As my friend got ready for her garage sale, she found one lonely ski glove.

Who needs one ski glove? She thought and almost threw it away. After all, it’s highly unlikely that someone with one arm would ski.

But for some reason, she left it in the garage sale anyway.

And that’s when she saw God work.

To her amazement, a one-armed man came to the sale looking for a ski glove. It happened to be just the perfect fit for his one hand.

I couldn’t help but be reminded of the Bible story where the boy brought his small lunch, which Jesus multiplied to feed 5,000 people.

Sometimes we fall into thinking that whatever we have is not enough. Our prayers are too weak. Our dollars are too few. Our knowledge is insufficient.

Yet these two stories — one old and one modern-day — prove that God can use whatever we have. We just must be willing to offer it.

I’ve found this true in my life. Sometimes God can use small gestures to meet big needs.

Have things you don’t use? Be willing to give those up.
Know someone with a need? Ask God how you can help.
Then resist the negative thinking that sometimes comes!


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